Some of the most interesting stuff happens with the Married at First Sight cast when they’re no longer on the show. We told you that Tristan Thompson of Season 7 is engaged to marry a pageant queen, and now, it looks like Amber Bowles from Season 9 might be getting acquainted with Will Guess of Season 8. To refresh your memory, Amber was married to Matt Gwynne, who had a habit of not coming home at times and sharing the company of other women in their only eight weeks together. As for Will, he was married to Jasmine McGriff. Though they initially had good chemistry, her desire for a traditional marriage where the man covers all the bills caused dissension, and the fact that he couldn’t communicate his feelings definitely didn’t help. Both couple divorced at the end of their seasons.
As for this new friendship of sorts, all the conversation started online about it after Amber posted a photo of herself making candles and sipping wine with Will in Charlotte. It seemed somewhat harmless but super random considering they didn’t take part in the same season or live in the same city, but were spending time in her hometown.
When followers asked what was going on, Amber initially made it seem like people had the wrong idea, saying they were doing promo for a candle company and just getting to know each other.
“I don’t have a man nor do I want a man at this point in my life,” she said in her comments. “I’m just here learning and growing and making friends.”
However, she didn’t shut down any ideas of her being interested in Will because she agreed with a comment where a follower said that it’s an issue that MAFS experts don’t put together interracial couples, which they assumed both MAFS alum really wanted. As it turns out, Amber is very much down with the swirl.
“I specifically asked for a black man and I got Matt!” she said.
For the record, I asked expert Pastor Cal back in 2018 why interracial couples seemed to be a no-no in the selection process, and he said it’s because most times, people may be looking to date someone of another race, but they’re not looking to marry them.
“It’s very difficult because when it comes to Black men and white women, we can find Black men who want white women,” he said at the time. “We can’t find as many white women who want Black men.”
Guess Amber was the anomaly they ignored. And maybe she and and Will could be a good match! They both like fitness and basketball and poor communication. Why not give it a go?
But if you were wondering what Jasmine had to say about all this, she got a laugh at out of it. That’s right, no more putting Will and his friends on blast because sis doesn’t care. People put this friendship on her radar by tagging her in the photo.
“Yaasssss I’m here for the swirl,” she said. “Y’all petty as hell for tagging me cause y’all know I’m with the sh-ts.”
Interesting enough though, it seems that Will and Jasmine may still not have officially ended their marriage while he’s out doing “promo” with Amber. Someone asked if he’d even gone ahead and signed the divorce papers, and surprisingly, Jasmine said, “I guess he will now.”